Chuck D Says Hot 97 Made A "Sloppy Fiasco" Of Hip Hop; Ebro Darden Responds

(AllHipHop News) The annual Summer Jam concert is the biggest event of the year for New York City radio station Hot 97. While many were celebrating the showcase of rap stars on Sunday, one Hip Hop legend was criticizing the station for its negative affect on the culture in his opinion.

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Public Enemy’s Chuck D sent out a tweet on June 2nd stating that Hot 97 has a made a “sloppy fiasco” of Hip Hop culture. The post including the hashtag #culturalCrime.

Chuck D criticized the station as a whole, but he went on to defend on-air personality DJ Funkmaster Flex. He also addressed The Morning Show host Peter Rosenberg’s role at Hot 97 and got into an exchange with the channel’s former program director and This Is Hot 97 reality show star Ebro Darden. 


Chuck D is not the first Hip Hop artist to criticize Hot 97 and Ebro Darden. Last year fellow New York emcee Buckshot called Darden an “Uncle Tom” and claimed he “f**ked up” NYC Hip Hop.

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